By offering a broad variety of carefully structured pro bono
and public interest projects, the School of Law–Camden provides many opportunities for all
students to contribute to the community. At the same time, these
programs demonstrate how ethical obligations can be fulfilled and how
pro bono service can be part of every legal career. Students can become involved in pro bono projects as early as their first year in law school. All projects
require training, which is provided by the program, prior to
Supervised students assist community groups seeking or resolving issues
with their nonprofit status.
Student/attorney teams assist clients seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.
Students provide naturalization services to legal permanent resident
faculty members, students, staff and their families, and ultimately Camden
community members as well.
Domestic Violence Project
Students assist victims of domestic violence in the process of completing
complaints and obtaining temporary restraining orders.
Eastern District Prisoner Reentry Project (STAR)
Students assist federal parolees with civil legal problems.
Financial Literacy Project (FLiP)
Students teach Camden youth about credit, budgeting, and identity theft.
Students provide legal referrals and immigration advice to area immigrants.
Legal Services Project
Students assist South Jersey Legal Services with intake and casework on
poverty law issues.
Life Planning Documents Project
Students assist clients with preparation of wills, POAs and advance
Students help parties resolve small claims matters without
Students assist with securing the exoneration, release from
imprisonment, and restoration to society of persons who may be innocent; they
also assist with related policy issues.
Pro Bono Research
Students provide legal research to public interest law
practitioners, government attorneys, and private attorneys handling pro bono
Street Law Project
Students make presentations to Camden area youth in schools,
detention centers, and other settings about practical law as it affects their
Volunteer Income Tax
Students assist low income New Jersey residents with their tax
Students monitor election activities to insure that all
qualified registered voters are able to vote.